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Lincoln County Historical Museum

2403 N Buffalo Bill Ave, North Platte, NE 69101-9702
+1 308-534-5640
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Lovely staff and so much history!

If you ever want to learn about prairie life, these Midwest heritage museums are perfect. So many... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mary V
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McKinleyville, California
A collection of random old stuff in the main building & random old buildings out back

Lots of things to see but none of them particularly well written up with explanatory posters to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
aussiewanderers
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Sydney, Australia
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2403 N Buffalo Bill Ave, North Platte, NE 69101-9702
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"north platte canteen"
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"american story"
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"during wwii"
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"great displays"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you ever want to learn about prairie life, these Midwest heritage museums are perfect. So many old items and stories attached. This one had some special sections with old beauty items and medical tools. Fascinating!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of things to see but none of them particularly well written up with explanatory posters to help you better understand the claimed historical significance.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best depictions of frontier buildings of middle to late 1800s and progression to early 1900s. The buildings were moved and restored - from log frontier structures to frame homes of 1900 + or -. And, the interior furnishings are true...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

This is where there is a life size replica of the Canteen that was so famous and took such wonderful care of the WWII troops as they passed through North Platte. There are tons of great displays and what the town looked like in the...More

Thank mgalex
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

We recently visited this museum, which tells the history of the North Platte area. We especially enjoyed the North Platte Canteen exhibit. They also have several outbuildings, including a Sears & Roebuck house that is particularly stunning. While we enjoyed the museum, I don't think...More

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is often an overlooked museum, but it's worth the stop, especially if you get the North Platte combination ticket for the Golden Spike, Buffalo Bill Ranch, and this museum. There's an inside and an outside portion. Lots of memorabilia and a great canteen exhibit...More

Thank Rachel K
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

There were hardly 3 cars parked on a Saturday afternoon that we visited, seemed ill-maintained and did not seem very enticing from outside. We decided against visiting, as it had an entry fee. The main reason was to see the film on the North Platte...More

Thank Omahan I
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

in the main building there is a bit of everything to see - photos, military, china, quilts, furniture, doctors office, post office, railroad, local history, world war canteen and and and... no real theme in this building, they just collected everything they could get. Visiting...More

Thank eva1500
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Great museum. Most of the museums tell the same story over and over but this one was different. There is a canteen display which covers WWII. The ladies of North Platte got the railroad to allow them to use the closed depot to feed the...More

Thank alphawolfie
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

There is a large indoor museum with many artifacts celebrating the GI's who traveled through this area and were treated with hospitality by the locals. The locals served the GI's coffee, food and friendship - and there were thousands of these GIs. There are rooms...More

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I visited the Lincoln Co. Historical Museum on a '3 for 1' price ticket that allowed a person to visit three attractions for $10 (we visited the Buffalo Bill Ranch first and that is where I purchased my ticket, though you... More
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